AU Magazine's 'Top 10 Most Wanted 2007'
Clone Quartet are an electro-rock dreadnought, stabbing synth, slash and burn guitars and apocalyptic rhythms underpinning a maniacal vocal, their bad-ass sonics guaranteed to pulverise the senses. The quartet’s block-rocking live act and the jagged, stalactite cool of single ‘Carousel’ have forged high expectations of debut album, ‘Well-Oiled Machine’.
MEMBERS – Andy Henry (vox, keys) / Stuart Bell (guitar) / Steven Quinn (drums) / Stephen Henry (bass)
FORMATION – Belfast
FOR FANS OF – The Rapture / Justice / Chemical Brothers
KEY RELEASE – ‘Carousel’ / ‘Played To Death’ (Tigertrap)
WEBLINK – www.myspace.com/clonequartet
NEED TO KNOW
The title of their forthcoming debut album refers to the band themselves – "We are the ‘Well-Oiled Machine’ . . . a machine generating this electronic music," explains Andy Henry.
The band began life as a two-piece comprising Andy Henry and his brother Stephen.
Along with prestigious support slots backing CSS and The Rapture, the band has also participated in a performance art project with, the Turner-Prize nominated, Tomoko Takahashi.
When bringing their electro-rock to live performance, Clone Quartet try and avoid the use of laptops and backing tracks, to keep as close to the spirit of a rock gig as possible.
Andy Henry’s first forays into music-making came when he acquired a four-track aged sixteen. He still has boxes of tapes documenting these early efforts.
- David McLaughlin, Alternative Ulster
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